Thomas Reese, S.J. Senior Fellow, Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University

Thomas J. Reese, S.J., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Former editor-in-chief of America magazine (1998-2005). Visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC (1994-95) and at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California (2005-06, 2008). Woodstock Senior Fellow (1985-98, 2005-present), working on various research projects on topics ranging from episcopal conferences to the Catechism for the Universal Church. Author of a trilogy examining church organization and politics on the local, national, and international levels: "Archbishop: Inside the Power Structure of the American Catholic Church" (Harper & Row, 1989), "A Flock of Shepherds: The National Conference of Catholic Bishops" (Sheed & Ward , 1992) and "Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church" (Harvard University Press, 1997). Currently co-ordinates the Religion and Public Policy Program and International Visiting Fellowship Program at Woodstock.

He writes a blog for Newsweek.Washingtonpost.com. For his older blog entries, click here.